WingX Pro7 split screen view

5 quick WingX tips

Last week, we offered 5 quick tips for ForeFlight. Today, we'll present another 5 tips you can try right away, this time for WingX. This powerful app has loads of features, but you may not know about all of them.
iPad Night Mode

Enable “night mode” to save your vision

The iPad has a built-in feature that allows you to invert the colors on the screen. This is very useful when viewing approach charts at night by showing white text and graphics on a black background, and it's easy to set up.

Charging your iPad: what you need to know

One of the standout features of the iPad is its long battery life - a fully charged battery should last you about 9 - 10 hours. Even though most general aviation flights rarely last that long, it's always a good idea to charge the iPad the night before your flight and start with a full battery.
Reminders app on iPad

Use the Reminders app for maintenance tracking

Being a pilot or aircraft owner often means keeping up with lots of currency issues, like flight reviews, annual inspections and medical expirations. Fortunately, the iPad has a built-in feature that makes it easy to stay current.
ForeFlight Mobile ruler on map page

5 quick ForeFlight tips

Most of the major aviation navigation apps we use are packed with more features than we could ever understand. But that doesn't mean there aren't some really useful tools available if we know how to use them. Here are 5 helpful tools that are available in ForeFlight Mobile.

How to configure iPad wireless settings during preflight

It's important before each flight to properly configure the iPad's wireless radios, especially when using a Bluetooth or WiFi accessory. Here are our recommended wireless settings for various iPad and accessory combinations:

iPad quick tip: visually check TFRs during preflight

Learn how to use the TFR overlay feature during preflight on the ForeFlight Mobile, Garmin Pilot and WingX Pro aviation apps.

How to undock and split the iPad keyboard

Learn how to move the position of the iPad keyboard on the screen and change its size in this week's iPad tip.
GoodReader

Using GoodReader for aviation document management

The iPad can do so much more for pilots than just show charts – it’s also an ideal document organizer and reader. Using an app known as GoodReader ($4.99 from the App Store), you can store and organize a wealth of PDFs and other aviation electronic documents. Here are a few recommendations.
Shutting down an app

How to close an app–the right way

Everyone knows how to open an app on the iPad--just tap the icon and it's off to the races. This is one of the things pilots love about the iPad. But what about closing apps--do you know the difference between sleeping and shutting down an app? It's an important distinction.
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